NOTES OF THE METRIC MONTHS
FROM 56 TO 59 ASWW
first note of the year
OF WHAT IS GOOD
Only the realization of what is good will prevent the combat
between evil and evil from continuing forever.
43.SEM-59th Southern Late Lent
GOING THEIR OWN, NORMLESS WAY
The wicked who are a law unto themselves go their own, normless
57.NLL-59th Southern Mid-Lent
By itself there is nothing wrong with disbelief — and it is
certainly to be preferred to misbelief.
43.SLL-59thnbsp;Southern Early Lent
STICK AND SKIP
Stick to value and skip both revolution as fashion and restoration as
54.SEY-59th Southern Equinoctial
HOW LONG IS THE STORY?
How long is the story which covers the whole of religious history, from
the creation of
supernaturalism to the
last supernaturalist judgment?
43.SLL-59th Southern Mid-Yule
While the major religions continued to feed and force-feed the people of
this planet with their Great Stories, other-worldly philosophers claimed
that the era of the great stories had drawn to a close. They should have
been mute instead of deaf.
57.SEM-59th Southern Early Yule
WRITER OR GHOST-WRITER?
The Model (which is meant to be
'holy' in an
inclusive sense) was written by a
Sacred Books (which are meant to be 'sacred' in a
were written by Ghost-Writers.
52.SMY-59th Equatorial Month
DEEDS AND CREEDS
In a way deeds are, indeed, more important tham creeds.
But what we want is good instead of bad deeds and it is precisely the
fundamental (nonsymbolic) part of a 'creed' or
we need to distinguish the better deeds from the worse ones.
59.NEY-59th Northern Late Lent
'E OR E
This e is the letter of emancipation.
41.SEM-59th Northern Mid-Lent
A so-called 'national' anthem which appeals to
sexists exclusively is not a national anthem but at most a
58.NLL-59th Northern Equinoctial
THERE IS NO MIDDLE PATH ...
There is no middle path between egalitarianism and
egalitarianism itself, whether considered radical or not, is the
middle path between two actually existing or possible opposite
manifestations of extremism.
36.NLY-59th Northern Late Yule
SUSPENSION IN LITERATURE AND IN RELIGION
Literature may demand a temporary suspension of disbelief;
religion demands an eternal suspension of reason and common sense.
58.SMY-59th Northern Mid-Yule
ALLOCATING THE TOILETS
It is a mystery to me why traditonalists always start their
speeches with allocating the toilets.
40.EQU-59th Northern Early Yule
LET ENDLESS DEBATES LIE
Debates which land us in an infinite sequence of arguments and
counterarguments should be left to people who think they are immortal.
36.NEY-58th Southern Late Lent
THE FIRST TWO VICTIMS OF A MONARCHY
The very first victim of a
relevance; the second
58.NLY-58th Southern Mid-Lent
SAVE AND LOSE FOR THE RIGHT PURPOSE
Whoever desires to save
'er life at all costs,
'e will lose it.
But whoever may lose 'er life for the sake of
the Norm, 'e will save
58.SMY-58th Southern Early Lent
There are two types of totalitarian countries: those that are one
nation under a Party, and those that are one nation under a God.
40.NML-58th Southern Equinoctial
PRIESTLY CELIBACY AND PENIS ENLARGEMENT
Those searching the Internet will have to suffer The Relevance of
Priestly Celibacy and The Truth About Penis Enlargement and
many other Truth About's and Relevance Of's before they get
some relevant and true information about
58.NLY-58th Southern Mid-Yule
EXCLUDE THE EXCLUSIVE
Trying to include an exclusive attitude or practice makes as little sense
as a contradiction in terms. Inclusivism may and must exclude exclusivism.
29.EQU-58th Southern Early Yule
If the slippery-slope argument ever holds, then certainly for those
start with sacrificing
relevance for an
innocent, comforting belief, but who end up with a false and irrelevant
belief which is so stupid or wicked that it destroys humanity and the
58.NLY-58th Equatorial Month
Peace is everyone's pigeon.
39.SEY-58th Northern Late Lent
Religion is a license to lie in existential matters
and to discriminate in all.
57.SLL-58th Northern Mid-Lent
GAOLS OR GOALS
Those who see just gaols (jails) for solving society's
problems have lost sight of good goals.
38.EQU-58th Northern Equinoctial
SOMETHING SPIRITUAL IN THE WIND
In our time of
or anomie there is something spiritual in the wind.
(Etymologically 'spiritual' refers to what relates to breathing or
wind, while 'in the wind' also means 'about to happen'.)
43.NEM-58th Northern Late Yule
BOTH INCLUSIVENESS AND INCLUSIVITY
Some consider the word inclusivity wrong or unknown. But
inclusivity is actually used by native speakers, and it is
inconsistent, if not ridiculous, to recognize exclusivity beside
exclusiveness, neutrality beside neutralness and
even erosivity beside erosiveness, while not accepting
inclusivity as a variant beside inclusiveness.
57.SEM-58th Northern Mid-Yule
Dictionaries and encyclopedias with a religious bias should be
grouped together under the heading of reverence books.
41.NMY-58th Northern Early Yule
MAY THE BALANCED FAMILY PRESERVE US
The family deserves approval and support where it contributes
to the preservation and well-being of humanity and the environment;
it calls for disapproval and countermeasures where it
contributes to overpopulation and to the destruction of humanity
and the environment.
57.SEM-57th Southern Late Lent
VENOM VERSUS VALUE
Not only is fact often stranger than fiction,
but also venom is often stronger than value.
40.SEL-57th Southern Mid-Lent
REALITY IS NOT A LANGUAGE
Reality is not a language, in which something turns good and right and true
as soon as enough people pronounce, spell or say it the wrong way.
57.EQU-57th Southern Early Lent
A political dictatorship is a horror,
a religious dictatorship a hell on earth.
39.SMY-57th Southern Equinoctial
THE NORM'S ABOVE ALL
Whatever or whoever may be great, or called 'great',
the Norm, by
which all shall be judged, is over everything and stands above all.
So, let these words reverberate in the ears of those who try to force
others to submit to real or imaginary greatness instead of value:
'The Norm's above all, the norms above all'.
57.NLL-57th Southern Mid-Yule
If it is true that there is a soul and that only its rational part is
immortal, as some philosophers and religious ideologists have professed,
then the belief in immortal souls must die out in the end.
39.NLL-57th Southern Early Yule
RENDER UNTO THE PERSON ...
Render unto the person the things, natural and cultural,
that are the person's.
42.SLL-57th Equatorial Month
AUTHORITARIAN MONSTERS, DIVINE
A general who orders a soldier to kill 'imself in order to prove the
former's authority and the latter's love and loyalty is a monster.
And so is a god who orders a man to kill his only son for that reason.
57.NMY-57th Northern Late Lent
RELEVANCE WILL BE IN
Relevance will be in eventually,
even if it takes a long time.
57.NMY-57th Northern Mid-Lent
OBEDIENCE NO EXCUSE FOR CRIMES
to be religious duties, obedience to orders is no excuse for crimes.
42.NLL-57th Northern Equinoctial
AUTHORITY THE LAW, VALUES
Authority makes the Law: what is prescribed and forbidden.
what is good, just, right and praiseworthy.
56.SLL-57th Northern Late Yule
Only those who trust in monotheist(ic)
dictionaries can get children by making God.
40.NEY-57th Northern Mid-Yule
THE FREE MARKET
Morally speaking, and perhaps also in other senses, there is nothing
against the free market system, that is, the market in which people
freely exchange goods which they morally own.
56.SEM-57th Northern Early Yule
AN ARBITRARY EXAMPLE, OR NOT
An example is only arbitrary if it is one example, that is, unique;
two or more examples in the same area are never arbitrary.
36.NLL-56th Southern Late Lent
Most religious belief, which was, perhaps, civil or interesting centuries
or millenniums ago, has now become déjà cru.
(Literally déjà cru means already believed
and already rude/raw/blunt; cp. déjà vu,
already seen: common place, so familiar as to be uninteresting; as
a noun: feeling that one has seen or heard something before, something
overly or unpleasantly familiar.)
56.NML-56th Southern Mid-Lent
According to cognitive relativists the belief that
apples fall off trees is no more plausible or better than the belief that
apples fly up to trees.
44.SML-56th Southern Early Lent
THEOLOGY NOR PATHEOLOGY
The state should spend as little public money on the
study of theology as on the study of patheology.
37.NLY-56th Southern Equinoctial
THE ALMIGHTY POWERLESS
Everyone who is a completely powerless individual with regard
to world events is so, because 'e chooses to be completely
powerless. Together the powerless are almighty.
35.SLL-56th Southern Mid-Yule
THE THEODEMONICAL LORD
"He forms the light and creates darkness.
He makes peace and creates evil. He, the
Lord, does all those things."
52.SEY-56th Southern Early Yule
THE VIOLATION OF TRUTH ON BOTH SIDES
or illusions may give people pleasure, perhaps as much pleasure as the
pain they suffer from supernaturalist threats and delusions, while truth
is violated on both sides.
52.NMY-56th Equatorial Month
WHAT WILL STOP THE WHEEL?
wheel of the new
Norm has been put in
motion and only total
neutrality will stop it.
54.NLY-56th Northern Late Lent
The bad thing about a republic is that nepotism may occur in it;
the bad thing about a
monarchy is that
nepotism forms an integral part of it.
53.NLL-56th Northern Mid-Lent
IT'S IN THEIR BONES
Creationists can't be cured of their
it's in their bones.
41.SML-56th Northern Equinoctial
THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY'S PAST
The usual format in which the history of philosophy has been
presented is that of a fashion show of philosophers, highly colored by
all those thinkers whose fame is continuously perpetuated,
their exceptional erudition is but too often corrupted or impaired by a
philosophizing that is neither conscientious nor sensible.
33.SMY-56th Northern Late Yule
"ARE YOU HAPPY?"
"Are you happy?"
"No, my situation has been good for a long time now."
41.SEL-56th Northern Mid-Yule
IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME
Worldwide-Webbers are going global: it's only a matter of
56th Northern Early Yule
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